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Meaning of DRAMA

Pronunciation:  'drâmu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being arresting or highly emotional
  2. [n]  the literary genre of works intended for the theater
  3. [n]  a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
  4. [n]  an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

DRAMA is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dramatic event, play
 See Also: act, closet drama, comedy, dramatic composition, dramatic work, emotionalism, emotionality, episode, genre, literary genre, miracle play, morality play, mystery play, night terror, Passion play, playlet, satyr play, stage direction, theater of the absurd, tragedy, writing style



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dra"ma\ (?; 277), n. [L. drama, Gr. ?, fr. ? to do, act;
cf. Lith. daryti.]
1. A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action,
   and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to
   depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than
   ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It
   is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by
   actors on the stage.

         A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.

2. A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and
   interest. ``The drama of war.'' --Thackeray.

         Westward the course of empire takes its way; The
         four first acts already past, A fifth shall close
         the drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is
         the last.                             --Berkeley.

         The drama and contrivances of God's providence.

3. Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or
   illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Note: The principal species of the drama are {tragedy} and
      {comedy}; inferior species are {tragi-comedy},
      {melodrama}, {operas}, {burlettas}, and {farces}.

{The romantic drama}, the kind of drama whose aim is to
   present a tale or history in scenes, and whose plays (like
   those of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and others) are stories
   told in dialogue by actors on the stage. --J. A. Symonds.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are writing a drama indicates that you will suddenly find yourself submerged in debt and distress. Seeing a drama in your dream means that you will be reunited with old friends.
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